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Old 17. Oct 2010, 06:38 AM   #61 (permalink)
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WineHQ's App Data Base has a lot of information about what programs do and don't run and how well if they do. http://appdb.winehq.org/

There is a great tool called PlayOnLinux that you should look at. It helps you install a lot of popular Win software that is hard to get go on your own. It has pre set scripts to configure wine and even download the version of wine that works best. Make note that PlayOnLinux, despite its name, helps install a lot more than just games. Like MS Office, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, etc. There are more user made scripts on the site that are not yet official and included in the software. So if you want to try to install something that is not listed try looking in the forum. I don't think that the Ubuntu software center has it listed, but I may have overlooked it. However, it can be installed directly from synaptic package manager, or by using the command.....
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Old 17. Oct 2010, 08:43 AM   #62 (permalink)
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Thanks Ritho

This looks interesting , however using your apt-get command I installed something called Q4Wine. It appears to be a front end GUI for installing windows applications with Wine. There also appears to be a way to setup software on a virtual drive of its own and if I understand this correctly this is similar to the way Wine does it. Not very experienced in things of this nature. Let me know what you think.

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I found PlayOnLinux on the game section of the start menu. it looks like a whole lot of goodies. Just a shot in the dark but is all the software offered free?
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Old 17. Oct 2010, 10:25 AM   #63 (permalink)
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Thanks Ritho for mentioning PlayOnLinux. I searched it from Ubuntu Software Center and got it downloaded from there.

It worked as a front end for Wine, so it also installed Wine for me.

On PlayOnLinux, I went to Add > Application, and it had Notepad (actually Notepad++), then it downloaded Notepad++ Version 5.6.6 (instead of the current version of 5.8.2 available from the developer's website).

After downloading, it showed Notepad++ on the list in PlayOnLinux, I selected the item and clicked Run, it didn't respond.

Then I went to Wine > Programs > Accessories > Notepad, and it ran smoothly, but to the same effect that I tried it before. Features such as code hightlighting and others are not available.

So for my purpose, I still opt for Bluefish when running on Ubuntu, and Notepad++ when on Windows.
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Old 17. Oct 2010, 10:30 AM   #64 (permalink)
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Well as for evolution mail client its is awesome. I have just reinstalled ubuntu and backed up evolution before wiping my disks. upon opening it asked for a backup file location and has restored my 3 mailboxes fully set up in a few seconds. Just what I need.
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I found PlayOnLinux on the game section of the start menu. it looks like a whole lot of goodies. Just a shot in the dark but is all the software offered free?
No not all the software offered is free. Non free commercial softwares like games will just ask for your install disk.
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@Jojoyee. I don't know what you are using Bluefish for, but I used it for some time, then I discovered Aptana Studio. There is a Windows and Linux version. It is not as light weight as Bluefish, and more advanced, but it is an awesome editor. You really should try it out if you have not already. http://www.aptana.com/products/studio2/download
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@Jojoyee. I don't know what you are using Bluefish for, but I used it for some time, then I discovered Aptana Studio. There is a Windows and Linux version. It is not as light weight as Bluefish, and more advanced, but it is an awesome editor. You really should try it out if you have not already. http://www.aptana.com/products/studio2/download
For a full-featured IDE, Aptana Studio is good and I tried it before. Personally I prefer Bluefish since it's lighter, as you said, and I basically use it for editing html files with syntax highlighting, indenting, etc.
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Well as for evolution mail client its is awesome. I have just reinstalled ubuntu and backed up evolution before wiping my disks. upon opening it asked for a backup file location and has restored my 3 mailboxes fully set up in a few seconds. Just what I need.
Did I miss something in the prefs for Evolution, but is there a way to display your accounts in a tree with separate in-boxes like you can with Thunderbird?
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Did I miss something in the prefs for Evolution, but is there a way to display your accounts in a tree with separate in-boxes like you can with Thunderbird?
Well, It seems that it displays Pop and IMAP mailboxes in different tree view, however my both pop mailboxes are in the same directory, which does not bother me too much as I rarely get emails to one of them
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Think I might of figured things out about PlayOnLinux. Its a scripted front end for Wine and from what I can tell its hit or miss if it installs a game correctly. This could be an issue with hardware and not the scripting. I managed to Install two game that I could never install prior to PlayOnLInux. Applications did the same as before. PlayOnLinux is worth exploring. A handy feature is the autorun tool that allows you to access the executables on the cd's. Otherwise you have to copy the cd to gain the permission to execute.

Q4Wine from what I can tell is a front end for scripting prefixes. I'm not even close to being ready to do something like that.

Dosbox seems much improved and I have a number of old DOS games working correctly.

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